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Real Vampires Don't Sparkle

Updated on July 28, 2013

Do Vampires Sparkle?

Real Vampires Don't Sparkle

Are you of the opinion that real vampires don't sparkle? Have your say here!

Ok, so I know there is a bit of a debate about the whole vampires sparkle thing in the Twilight Saga. Fans of other vampire shows, movies and books, such as Buffy and Anne Rice, would say that vampires don't sparkle, but fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga would argue otherwise - real vampires sparkle, thank you very much!

Personally, I don't mind either way. From a mythology point of view, real vampires don't sparkle. But I think the idea of them sparkling is cool! So what if it strays from vampire lore... it's a good idea, and vampire books would get a bit boring if they all kept to the same story!

So if it comes down to whether some vampires should sparkle or not, then I say YES! They should. All the more reason to be dazzled by those gorgeous Cullens!

But what do YOU think? Is vampire sparkling cool or a big no-no? Argue your side below!

Do Vampires Sparkle? - YOUR TURN!

Do vampires sparkle in your world? Should Edward and friends sparkle in sunlight, or should they crumble to dust like the proper vampire folklore says they should?

Can't make up your mind? There's plenty of arguments on both sides to help you further down the page!

Real Vampires Don't Sparkle

Edward sparkles
Edward sparkles

Vampires Sparkle in the Twilight World

Why do Vampires sparkle in Twilight?

When Bella first encounters the Cullens in Twilight, she is told that they always disappear from school when it is sunny, because Carlisle takes them camping and hiking. This is one of the reasons that Bella eventually concludes Edward to be a vampire - but unlike the cold ones of legend, they don't crumble into dust when exposed to sunlight - their skin reflects it, as if they are made of thousands of diamonds that "sparkle" in the sun.

Edward demonstrates this to Bella when he takes her above the cloud bank and walks into a beam of sunlight, dazzling her with his sparkle. She thinks he is "beautiful".

In New Moon, when Edward believes Bella to be dead, he decides to cause a scene that will force the Volturi to destroy him, by exposing himself to the public as a vampire. He aims to do this by walking into the sunlight at midday, in front of a vast crowd.

"Edward Cullen might as well be covered in pink satin while riding a unicorn. The sparkle-factor completely eradicates any potential to frighten anybody." - Snowden's Secrets Blog

"A perfect statue, carved in some unknown stone, smooth like marble, glittering like crystal." - Bella Swan, Twilight

Whose Vampire Sparkle Dazzles You? - If you LIKE vampires who sparkle...

Vampires sparkle in the Twilight Saga
Vampires sparkle in the Twilight Saga

...Which of the Cullens would you most like to see sparkle in the sunlight? Vote for your favourite below!

I'm dazzled by the sparkle of...

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      4 years ago

      What real vampires?

    • practicemastery1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Funny stuff. Nonsense is good (but of course, vampires DON'T sparkle).

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      6 years ago


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      whoisbid lm 

      7 years ago

      fun topic. Keep it up

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      7 years ago

      After finally catching up with the Angel School Bus, I am fluttering around Myth-ville to drop off some Blessings. Just wanted you to know I am here because your page caught my attention. Leaving you with a *Blessing* for doing such a great job on this page.

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      7 years ago

      Just letting you know that I have featured this page on my new Kindred the Embrace

    • Philippians468 profile image


      7 years ago

      this is quite an interesting topic for debate! cheers

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      7 years ago

      For vampires that don't sparkle, I highly recommend Modern Marvels - Viktoriana. A real Gothic horror novel.

    • noushki profile image


      7 years ago

      great lens x

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      Maurice Glaude 

      8 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Yes! It was fun and a great topic.

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      8 years ago

      There's no sparkling allowed for any real vampire! I've lensrolled this to all my Lost Boys lenses.

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      8 years ago

      I think all of the above should be listed in your voting module (I'm dazzled by the sparkle of) because I could not choose :0P Great Lens!!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      Great debate! Each piece of literature exists within its own universe and as long as it is consistent within its own universe, it's great! Lensrolled to Vampire Suck Movie Spoof.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      You should have heard the uproar in our house when we first read the books. Every last one of us got to that point in the book and said, "vampires don't sparkle!" We read on in spite of the glow :)

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      8 years ago

      I think people should lay off having a go at Twilight vampires sparkling. It's only a story, doesn't matter if she wrote something that's not traditional vampire lore! I think it's a cool part of the story.


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